Dear SCCS parents,
Through the last few weeks as we have seen a great deal of turmoil and disaster strike our country, it has been valuable to be able to have time with our children at home, to reassure them, and to emphasize to them where our Hope lies. Despite the challenges of these days, I am praying that you are also turning to the Lord for strength to face each moment. It is such a privilege to be able to spend even these hard seasons with our kids, and have difficult discussions with them, so that they can learn how to appropriately handle the heaviness of this life. Our faith can be passed on in daily conversation, and living out of our beliefs. A few verses I love to read when life is especially difficult:
“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” -Proverbs 30:5
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” -Psalm 23:4
“He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.” -Job 5:11
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23
I don't have all the answers to the problems in this world, but I am trusting that God is in control, even when we can't see how He is working. That is not a trite saying, but what I cling to with all that is in me. I am praying for all of us as parents to be able to show that Hope to others, especially those in our own homes.
Here is the link to this month's remaining activities. We have a couple of field trips and also two different opportunities for fellowship and encouragement for parents, whether you would like to connect on our general support group night, or if you need more specific encouragement as you teach children who have any sort of special needs. Code Breakers is always open to those outside our school, so please invite any parents who have children with any emotional, physical, or intellectual challenge.
As always, feel free to email or text me anytime with questions!